Jenny McCarthyJennifer McCarthy Wahlberg (' Jennifer Ann McCarthy'''; November 1, 1972) is an American actress, model, activist, media personality, and author. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for ''Playboy'' magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then had a television and film acting career, starting as a co-host on the MTV game show ''Singled Out'' (1995–1997), then some eponymous sitcoms including ''Jenny'' (1997–1998) and ''Donnie Loves Jenny'' (2015–2016), as well as films, such as ''BASEketball'' (1998), ''Scream 3'' (2000), ''Dirty Love'' (2005), ''John Tucker Must Die'' (2006), and ''Santa Baby'' (2006). In 2013, she hosted her own television talk show ''The Jenny McCarthy Show'', and become a co-host on the ABC talk show ''The View,'' appearing until 2014. Since 2019, McCarthy has been a judge on the Fox musical competition show ''The Masked Singer''.
McCarthy has written several books about parenting and has promoted research into environmental causes and alternative medical treatments for autism. She has promoted the disproven idea that vaccines cause autism, and she believes that chelation therapy, a quack remedy for autism, helped cure her son of autism. McCarthy's outspoken views have attracted controversy and been considered dangerous, reckless, and uninformed. McCarthy has been described as "the nation's most prominent purveyor of anti-vaxxer ideology" and "the face of the anti-vaxx movement". Although she disputes the anti-vaccine label, saying instead that she prefers the term "pro-safe-vaccine-schedule", this self-description has been met with strong criticism. Provided by Wikipedia